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Reverse Fusion: A New Approach to Eradicate HIV/AIDS

Andres Finzi of the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal in Canada will develop a system called "reverse fusion" in which viral-like particles that incorporate the HIV receptor CD4 and its co-receptors CCR5 and CXCR4 fuse specifically with HIV-infected cells to deliver toxic genes that kill the HIV-infected cells.

More information about Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection (Round 7)

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.